Sherlock’s Andrew Scott: “nothing is impossible” where Moriarty is concerned

The Bafta-award-winner also talks about acting opposite Benedict Cumberbatch and the chances of his appearing on Doctor Who

He may appear to be dead and gone but evil Jim Moriarty could make a return to BBC1 detective drama Sherlock.


“It’s very hard for him to come back. But nothing is impossible,” actor Andrew Scott told

Talking on the red carpet prior to his win for Supporting Actor at the Bafta TV awards, Scott also commented about playing opposite series star Benedict Cumberbatch: “One of the best things about working on Sherlock was acting with Benedict. He’s a really cool guy.”

“It was very important that the chemistry between the two of us was right and those scenes were written really brilliantly. That’s one of the things I’ll always remember.”

When asked about the reasons for Sherlock’s success, the 35-year-old said: “Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss are massive Sherlock Holmes enthusiasts so I don’t think it would have worked if they hadn’t been such big enthusiasts. People forgot about the modernity of it very quickly.”

And if his time on Sherlock really has come to an end, could the actor leap over to Moffat’s other BBC1 success Doctor Who should Matt Smith ever vacate the Tardis?


“I think it would be a little weird for me to be in Doctor Who. But I’m not turning anything down!”